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targeting the u.s. out of this 1 12-story office tower. >>> listen to this, two times two. four babies born as two sets of identical twins. chew on that for a second. >> i can't. >> you got twins. >> i have one set. >> can you imagine? four of them. >> no. >> we're going to share that story with you. it's really great. good morning. welcome to "early startstart". >>> it's tuesday, february 19th. we have to begin with dramatic news overnight. emotions overflowing in the courtroom and it's happening right now as the blade runner turned murder suspect oscar pistorius is appearing in court for a crucial hearing. pistorius has been sobbing, breaking down as his defense is angling for bail this morning. their case denying that the killing was premedicated and at one point they even argue that girlfriend reba steenkamp's death was not even murder. meanwhile, the prosecution has been laying out its case. they say pistorius put on his limbs, walked about 20 feet and then shot through a locked bathroom door killing steenkamp. all of this is happening at this very moment with an unprecedented crush of
blaze in a popular kansas city shopping district. >>> shocking allegations that cyber attacks on u.s. targets are coming not only from the chinese but from the chinese military. >>> plus, joe biden's assault rifle alternative and a sea otter that's got some game. >>> good morning. can daver dogs are being sent into kansas city to search for possible victims this morning after a blast leveled a section of the city shopping district. a gas explosion around 6:00 p.m. caused a massive fire at the popular jj's restaurant. witnesses said that came out of nowhere, as of yet, no confirmed fatalities. the primary concern is to find those missing. >> i came in, he told us to evacuate, next thing i know, everything just exploded. it was the scariest thing i ever witness zbld the flames were taller than the building next to it. there were people who were evacuating over here. so, it was just kind of crazy. >> those in the area report smelling gas in the moments leading up to explosion. they'll have to investigate further before any cause can be determined. >>> another emotional day in court for
. there are some wonderful sportsmen and sports women. one more item from the world of sports but the u.s. government has joined a lawsuit against lance armstrong after talks with his lawyers broke down. the suit argues armstrong defrauded the american public by insisting he was not using drugs will writing for the u.s. postal service team. last month, he admitted using performance enhancing drugs. this weekend, italian voters must decide do they trust to get their ailing country moving again. the choice includes a former communist an outspoken comedian, berlusconi, and economic technocrat mario monti. our europe editor has more. naples in the final hours of campaigning in the italian general election but europe fears the result could cause tremors any euro zone. an ex-orites to win is communist. away from the public rallies, he had this message for europe. >> i intend to convince your of the that austerity is not enough. i do not believe european policies are correct. they need to be adjusted to take more account of investment and jobs. >> he promises to reduce the deficit any sense the
against u.s. organizations. they say all signs point to the chinese military as the guilty party. from one building, think of what is at risk here. we will lay it out for you ... next. bloo >>> a u.s. security claims its traced the most extensive cyber attacks in recent history to one chinese military unit in shanghai. according to the virginia based firm, it's likely operating out of a 12-story building of. hundreds of employees, breached more than 100 american organizations ranging from it and telecommunications to aerospace and energy. chinese officials strongly deny the accusations, even said we're doing it to them. u.s. officials wouldn't comment on the specifics of the report, but they have repeatedly expressed concerns about the growing cyber threat out of china. kathryn hecatherine herridge wis live from washington. what are we learning about the details? >> reporter: shep, this report is highly charged because it names names that the electronics trail leads back to the chinese military and it specifically cites that non-descript be building on the outskirts of shanghai which house
, american airlines and u.s. airways have announced they will join forces to create the world's largest airline. the new carrier will keep the name american airlines. it will be run by the u.s. airways ceo of the parker while american airlines ceo tom horton will become chairman. this deal has been in the works since august when creditors forced american airlines to consider a merger. the merger of american and u.s. airways will be slight bit bigger than united airlines. >> the current cruise ship that has been without power since a fire at its engine room is expected to report today and will will alabama. the cut will triumph is being towed from where it broke down in the gulf of mexico. more than four dozen people on board. carvel cruise lines says it is canceling another 12 voyages for the disabled ship. the cruises aboard the triumph were taken to placto take placem february 21st of their april 13th. passengers will be fully refunded at get discounts on future cruises. a future cruise probably would not sound so good at this point. >> expect more stories to come to light once they g
with serious opposition counsel may not be in jeopardy over u.s. efforts to keep counsel members ties out of the meetings. diplomatic efforts to persuade counsel to rethink its position and meet with secretary kerry. we'll let now what happens of course. afghanistan is kicking u.s. special forces out after key area and a war there. the word, that order coming from president hamid karzai following reports that people in the eastern province are tortured and murdered. the alleged crime is blamed on a group of armed afghans with possible ties to u.s. forces, special forces. karzai a giving the military two to clear out region. and counter insurgency operations inside of afghanistan, a strategically vital part of the country. and u.s. administration says they're not behind the forces and innocent civilians. a second major storm prompt ago blizzard watch for parts of the plains. more than a foot of snow possible in some places. details of who will get hit hardest in this latest round and where it will head next. and also, word now former republican presidential nominee, mitt romney is about to
of hacking attacks on u.s. infrastructure according to an american u.s. computer security specialists. australians this -- australian swimming in the dock. lack of strong leadership. also, we take a look at what is happening in business. dell could be going private? >> absolutely. they are going to be talking about their earnings later on, but shareholders at the moment saying that there is a glitch in the system and it does not add up. it is -- >> it is 12:00 noon here, 7:00 a.m. in london, and in south africa different stories have been appearing in court. he broke down crying after hearing the story of the premeditated murder of his girlfriend. the prosecutor told the court that he had got up from bed, put on his prosthetic legs, walked to the bathroom and shot his crow friend through the door. with the latest details, here is naomi. >> oscar pistorius was in court today. the pair lived decathlete sobbed into his hands as he listened to the arguments about whether he should get bail. prosecutors gave more detail of what they say happened last night. they'll age that -- they allege
: still to come on the "newshour": china concerns at the u.s.-japan summit; a public health crisis linked to gun violence; shields and brooks and violence against women in south africa. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: a winter storm headed east today, after socking the plains with snow, sleet and freezing rain. it was already blamed for four deaths, flight disruptions and hundreds of road accidents. the huge system was moving north and east, and losing some of its punch. but it was still expected to make trouble in the northeast and new england this weekend. the sounds of snowblowers roaring to life and shovels scraping the driveway could be heard in state after state today. much of the nation's mid-section spent the day digging out from more than a foot of snow and for drivers, it quickly turned into an icy nightmare. the highly unsettled storm also brought lightning and thunder, but it was the snow falling at two inches an hour in places that caused the worst problems. kansas city mayor sly james said it was the pace that was hard to deal w
gibbs. cyber wars. china's army now targeting u.s. pipelines and nuclear plants. with us to discuss, the authors of a new report tracing the attacks to military headquarters in shanghai. plus, play of the day. while the press corps was banned from the president's golf outing, tiger woods, david letterman fills in the missing links. >> this is our president playing golf this weekend. huh? >> that's one way to do it. good day. andrea mitchell live in washington where president obama is surrounded by uniform police and is now issuing dire warnings about the consequences if automatic budget cuts, the sequester, will create job losses and a setback to the recovery if that goes into effect next week. in response senate republican leader mitch mcconnell still prefers campaign events to -- joining me now for our daily fix, chris calizza and managing editor of post politics.com. well, chris, we saw the performance at the white house. this was a set piece, if you will. the instant response from mitch mcconnell. the bottom line is neither side is negotiating. the white house now assumes the se
the cia to track down osama bin laden. >> in the u.s., he's a hero for helping too lead our navy seals to the world's most wanted terrorist, but in pakistan, he's behind bars and considered or. who now wants to use the oscoor too bring attention to the plight of dr. afridi. >> a dramatic smash and grab. in the search to find the before they strike again. >> and the famous image capturing an iconic moment 60 years ago. raidsing the american plaghiro shima in the world war ii's most intense fighting. every day americans are caught in the middle of the budget. sweeping across the board cuts will begin in less than a reach. we heard dire warnings coming from lawmakerings, sequestitration would force longer lines and deep cuts to our military. in reality, the 85 billion in cuts makes up 2.4 percent of the federal budget and prompting republicans to use the white house to using scare tacticings. today lindsay addressing those in an interview on fox on huckabee tonight. here's the bit. >> the idea of republicans letting it go in affect and watching the fix it is not leadership. i thought we w
approaching vasco road. mass transit on time. back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> american airlines and u.s. airways just announced plans for a merger. the $11 billion deal will create the largest airline in the world. it will combine the american look and old name with american in bankruptcy, up to a federal judge to decide if the deal will be a good one for its creditors. if the deal flies, the world's four biggest airlines would control nearly 70% of all air traffic. experts say ticket prices could take off as a result. >> even though people say that, you know, this particular merger of u.s. airways and american articles isn't going to raise ticket prices, i don't believe that one bit. >> the two airlines have been in negotiations since august. >>> this morning, passengers being towed to port on that disabled cruise ship are counting the hours until they finally arrive back on solid ground. the carnival triumph is being tugged across the gulf of mexico. live pictures, this is off mobile, alabama where i'm sure people can't wait to get off that ship.
government programs such as surveillance of non-u.s. citizens outside the u.s. the justices will also consider whether the sniff of a police dog on someone's porch requires a warrant. >> martha stewart and macy's in court. >> and walmart is blaming washington for hurting sales at its stores. linda bell joins us from bloomberg headquarters in new york to explain. >> wall street heading back to work after the presidents day holiday weekend. walmart continues to be on the watch list today after saying february 5 was a disaster. executives blame the payroll tax issues and returns for low sales. family dollar stores, target and supermarket chains are encountering similar effects. microsoft is looking to change the face of e-mail. it is officially released in the final version of its outlook today. microsoft wants the old homtail users to use the new service. macy's is suing martha stewart's company. macy's claims it has an exclusive right to sell her brand of items including cookware and bedding. researchers say make sure your home smells just write if you want someone to buy it. if you ev
so much higher? yes it's a refinery issue, yes it's a switch to summer blends, but also the u.s. government is weighing in on this. the energy information administration which is part of the department of energy put out this note. of it said essentially watch this tax move on the part of oil companies. in the month of december oil inc inch ten inventory convenient torreys dropped in the gulf coast region a tremendous amount, and why? look at this statement from the eia? they've said u.s. oils inventories typically decline in the month of december as oil companies try to cut their state and local tax bills. the more inventory you have the higher your tax bill. an interesting disclosure from the energy tporp administration. what we are seeing in california, more than a dozen cities are breaking the $4 mark on gasoline. why? because california has some of the highest state taxes in the country. also, hawaii, alaska, new york, the motorists there are going to have a hard time at the pump when they realize that their state taxes are pretty high versus the national average. the nation
of information from american companies but also targeted u.s. power grids and pipelines. the chinese. experts say it's one of the most prolific groups they have ever seen, the military. >> katherine heritage, they traced it to one building in china? >> that is right. that is why this is highly charged because the electronics trail leads back to the chinese military. it sites this nondescript building on the outskirts of shanghai that has an espionage unit. >> those of intrusion investigations and leading us right back to the same neighborhood. it didn't take much to put one and one together. >> considered a state secret by the chinese, the report says the unit is alleged to have ripped off more than a 140 u.s. companies to give china the edge in business as well as research and development. >> shep: so they are stealing our secrets and invaded our power source and gotten in pipelines and what does the white house say? >> well, analysts saying the intensity of cyber assaults with the backing and direction of the military and communist party is now reaching a point where it might impact diplomatic
. u.s. it would be hard to find more anti-u.s. against all the politicians inside venezuela. u.s. officials may welcome his departure from the scene. another player, cuba depends on oil subsidies from hugo chavez. without him on the scene, the cuban economy could be in trouble. >> shep: the sky may not be falling but pieces of it have been raining down all over the planet the latest the meteor that shot through the skies over florida. >> i saw a red fireball with a green tail for seven or eight seconds and dissipate in the atmosphere. >> shep: another meteor blasted through the skies around san francisco. the asteroid that came close to the earth, had it hit a city it could have killed a millions of people and a meteor exploded over russia that unleashed a blasted more than 30 times stronger than hiroshima bomb. folks exploring a lake said they found fragments. meteor although police are warning would be buyers should watch for fraud. nasa experts say about hundred tons of space debris hit the earth every day but most of the objects are tiny specks. >>> you can take everything yo
through. it went through this week. the merger between u.s. airways and the bankrupt american airlines, the newly formed carrier will be the world's largest, but it has some customers worried about possible fare increases. ali velshi explains what it means for fliers. >> if regulators allow it, u.s. airways is going to take over a bankrupt american airlines creating the world's biggest airline in the process. the newly merged company will keep the american airlines name. and while the deal is probably good for investors, passengers worry that airfares will shoot up as competition disappears. now, i talked to the ceos of both companies when they announced the merger. and they said passengers will not see fare hikes. >> we're going to take two airlines highly complementary, to the same number of places, which is actually good for the consumers of both airlines. there won't be a reduction in supply, so therefore no reason to believe there would be an increase in pricing. >> so why would we take the ceo's word for it? take a look at this. prices for an average domestic economy airfare have
-byes. >>> also this morning, cyber warfare. breaking overnight, invasive attacks on u.s. interests online. and now, we may know who's behind them. >>> severe storms. rough weather is in store for millions today. >>> and a daredevil with a driver's license going end-over-end in a mini cooper. >>> and good morning. we begin with breaking news. emotional, new details about the murder case against olympic runner oscar pistorius. >> those details all stem from last thursday's shooting death of pistorius' model girlfriend. they're being laid out in a small courthouse in pretoria, south africa. here's tahman bradley. >> reporter: oscar pistorius appeared in court this morning for a bail hearing. the double-amputee is charged with murdering his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp on valentine's day. >> i saw him as a lonely young man. very heartbroken and sad. >> reporter: despite the murder charge, one legal expert thinks pistorius has a shot at bail. >> everybody knows who he is. it's not as if he can hide and get a passport and go overseas without anybody noticing him. >> reporter: pistorius' family a
. southeast southwest freeway d.c. 295 looking good. u.s. park police say that the parkway is incident free. the beltway near route 4 pennsylvania avenue looking good, as does 270. back to you. >> thank you. it's 5:11, 37 degrees on this tuesday. >> burger king has to do a whopper of damage control on twitter. wh >> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington" with cynne simpson and scott thuman. this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> taking our top stories. two firefighters and residents were taken to the hospital after two alarm fire at a manassas apartment building. flames broke out late monday night on lady jane loop. no word on what caused the fire. the red cross is assisting 60 residents displaced. olympic sprinter oscar pistorius has been charged with premeditated murder in the death of his girlfriend. prosecutors said the double amputee shot reeva steenkamp four time through a bathroom door on valentine's day. bail hearing comes as her family holds a memorial service former. investigators are looking for the person or persons who killed a school and high-school st
viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: a u.s. security firm charged today there's an all-out effort to break into computer systems in the u.s. and elsewhere. the report laid out an extensive case against china and its military. the newest allegations of cyber attacks by the chinese government came up at the white house today. reporters asked spokesman jay carney about a study that blames china's military for a large-scale years-long hacking campaign. >> we have repeatedly raised our concerns at the highest levels about cyber attacks with senior chinese officials, including in the military, and we will continue to do so. >> woodruff: the report alleges this nondescript 12-story office building is the locus of the hacking. it's situated in shanghai and is run by unit 61398, a bureau within the general staff of the people's liberation army. a virginia-based security firm, man yant corporation, traced the hacking there and concluded it is one of the most prolific cyber espionage groups in terms of the here is quantity of information stolen. man yant said the chinese stole reams of infor
a secretive chinese military unit has hacked the computer systems of more than one hundred u.s. corporations and organizations. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the newshour tonight, we assess the damage done by the cyber attacks, and explore the motivations behind what appear to be china's systematic targeting of foreign firms and governments. >> woodruff: then, we turn to today's arguments at the supreme court over a patent case with implications for biotechnology giant monsanto, and a range of fields from medical research to computer software. >> ifill: we continue our weeklong focus on guns, "after newtown." tonight jeffrey brown reports on the possible links, if any, between violent video games and violent behavior. >> the result clearly shows that playing a violent video game increases aggressive behavior. >> one of the problems in this field is that people confuse aggression and violence. >> woodruff: and margaret warner gets an update on the oscar pistorius murder trial in south africa, as the prosecution and the defense lay out conflicting accounts o
, technically i wear one. the u.s. postal serviceĀ®, no business too small. martha: you are the seth mcfa martha: "happening now" starts right now. jon: brand-new stories and breaking news. jenna: four days ago in washington's fight to avoid steep budget cuts u. may feel it in a big way on your next trip to the airport. more on the olympic icon charged with premeditated murder. we have the latest on the "blade runner" charged with killing his girlfriend. a second serving of severe winter weather. it's all happening now. countdown to the sequester showdown. hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. and i just floated this idea to our audience. you know the jaws music from the academy awards? every time we say sequester this week i'm wondering if it should come up. jon: a little audio cue. jenna: both because it's a little ridiculous and also because everyone is making it so dramatic. jon: i'm i'm jon scott. four days until the cuts kick in. democrats holding a news conference now with the air travel association on how sequestration will affect air travelers, but they are not the only ones. the white house sa
. >> yeah. 30 million people across the central u.s. of course where claudia is, i'm glad to see she's dressed appropriately. but the storm is just about to begin. the low pressure that brought the snow to sierra is pushing eastward. this is just the moisture ahead of the main event. the snow is flying in kansas city, wichita, then then a freezing rain and sleet line. south of that, mainly a chilly rain event and we could see the potential for severe weather tonight and tomorrow. let's track this storm. winter weather advisories for the four corners. parts of nebraska and kansas could get up to two feet of know then a potential for an ice storm unfolds across arkansas and missouri. the severe weather threat tonight for texas, tomorrow, harris, moving into louisiana, mississippi and arc is a where we could see severe weather outbreaks. multi-facetted storm. not only snow, wind and rain and tornadoes but ice as well. we'll track it. >> i've been tracking you all day and the snow totals have bumped. >> up. >> as we get closer, we'll see that, now casting. snow is one of the hardest thin
that it has joined a civil suit that accuses armstrong of defrauding his long-time sponsor, the u.s. postal service. as you'll recall, he last month admitted that he did indeed use performance enhancing drugs to win all seven of his tour defrance titles. the u.s. anti-doping agency accused him of running, quote, the most sophisticated professionalized and successful doping program that sports has ever seen. but this week lance armstrong's attorney said he will not be testifying under oath about what he did. the lawsuit alleges armstrong and his fellow riders knowingly violated their contract with the postal service by using druses. he claims they tarnished the postal service's reputation and it claims they pocketed $30 million in the process. of course, lance armstrong's attorneys dispute the allegations and in a statement today said, the postal service's own studies show that the service benefited tremendously from its sponsorship, benefits totaling $100 million. rich edison from the "fox business" network live from d.c how much could this cost lance armstrong? >> he and his cycling team's
seek to narrow it like when we persuade ad court to drastically limit a u.s. government request for two months of user search queries. now, keep in mind, google owns an awful lot of properties. not only is there google but gmail, youtube, picasso, online photo sharing site. feed burner, a management tool for bloggers or orkit. a networking site popular in india and brazil and android smartphone operating system. this new legal issue how much access the government should have to internet communications is subject of a conference featuring legal scholars, civil libertarians and google representatives is starting at 1230 in washington. we'll keep an eye on that. if you don't want the government to poke around your online history. delete your history. it doesn't entirely stop the access of it but limits the duration they can examine it. jon, back to you. jon: brave new world we're getting into. doug mckelway, thank you. jenna: don't why when you buy. that is the national campaign when purchasing firearms. statistics show buyers are not always completely honest. many are suspected of giving
side, israel and lebanon on the other. a nightmare scenario for the u.s. the united nations now estimates that 70,000 people have been killed in the fighting. though, no one really knows. damascus is quiet. some light traffic. no one really walking around. 5 million people hunkered down, as the terrible war that is tearing their country apart has now arrived here, in fierce battles raging in the city's suburbs. >> that's terry moran for us in damascus. terry is in syria, with permission from the government there. he'll be reporting on the conflict throughout the week. >>> one more note from overseas. we learned overnight who is likely responsible for recent internet attacks on the u.s. government and businesses. a security firm tells "the new york times" it can tie those attacks to the chinese army. the company has traced the attacks to a building in shanghai used by an army unit. other security firms and u.s. government agencies also believe the hacking is government-sponsored. >>> and back here at home, it will be a day of severe weather in many states. a storm now on the move
, thank you. and he'll be taking an inside look at the battle for damascus and what it means for u.s. national security tonight on "world news" and "nightline." >>> meanwhile, back here at home, new details about a potential motive in the newtown, connecticut, school shooting. gunman adam lanza may have, in fact, been competing with another serial killer. "the hartford courant" newspaper reports authorities found news articleses in lan za's bedroom, about the killing spree in norway, carried out by anders brevik, who bombed buildings at a youth camp, killing 77 people. the investigation is still ongoing. any theory now is purely speculative. >>> and new information on what left the carnival cruise ship stranded in the gulf of mexico last week. forcing 4200 passengers and crew to live on the boot for nearly a week without power and plumbing. the coast guard now blames a leak in a pipeline that connects a fuel tank to one of the ship's engines. investigators say oil dripped on a hot surface and caught fire. >>> in business news. a potential megamerger. office max and office depot, are
consequences for the u.s. army. word now that soldiers in afghanistan could be forced to sever longer tours while 200,000 other soldiers could be cut from active duty service. i'm molly line in for jamie co colby. welcome to america's news headquarters. >> kelly: i'm kelly wright. in addition to the 80,000 troops already scheduled to be cut the next years. and the u.s. chief of staff says he's worried that such a huge reduction could send the wrong message to america's adversaries. >> we'll have to make a decision somewhere along the line to extend those already there or send people there that are not ready and i choose not to send people there that will not be ready. >> kelly: national correspondent steve centanni is live with more details about this. steve, a lot of people are quite concerned about this as relates to national security of course. >> absolutely, a dire warning from the army chief of staff about the military readiness. if the huge military budget cuts that take place, now, they're contained in the sequester actually take effect. >> and for example, we'll curtail training for
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